We are whole family-centered, relationship-based, place-based, and a solution in urban education!

Click Here to View the Research Behind our Core Values

Click Here to View the CFS Curriculum Development Logic Model

Click Here to View the CFS 2nd Grade Curriculum Map


Community First School Believes:

  • In the Inherent Greatness of Each Person
  • In Community Working Together to Meet the Needs of the Whole Family
  • In Building Family and Student Relationships that Last a Lifetime
  • In Positive Child & Youth Development Strategies
  • In Connecting Students to Meaningful & Personalized Learning Opportunities

Watch Tim Goodwin talk about Community First School as we begin a video series to address the current quality gap in Hartford education and our vision for change, utilizing local community assets and recognizing the greatness within each child!

We spent 1 year listening to the community. 

Click here for the feedback!

We are Building Up to open in August of 2020!

Community First School (CFS) is a non-profit organization that does not discriminate in its policies, practices, or programs. We show love to all people, serve all people, and seek to connect all people in our purpose to provide the highest quality education in collaboration with the North Hartford community. CFS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion.